Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2004 Deep orange color with a big white head. Citrus flavor and piney finish.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper color; Thin, surprisingly good lace; That tell-tale citrus in the nose. A nice smoothness. A bit of spicy hop. Round. Full. Not nearly as stellar as I though it should be. Thank you to JSTU9!!
osubucks26 (30) - Seville, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
First Pale Ale Iíve ever tried and personally I didnít enjoy it all that much. Decided to try this last night after seeing the high ratings on this site and experienced quite a disappointment. Maybe I was expecting too much, maybe Pale Ale just isnít for my taste, or maybe I got a bad bottle...donít know for sure, but wasnít as good as I was hoping for. Every once in awhile I take a drink and it would have a pretty good taste, but then the next one was bad again. Its better than some beers Iíve had, but not as good as others. Iíll probably give this another try sometime, to see if it was just a bad one. Iíll be sure to let everyone know.
joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 25, 2001
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bushy Cascade start and assertive bitter. Strongly but simply bitter -- it lacks brightness. Is it the resinous surface that belies lots of dry hopping? This doesnít have it. I think there may be other more important components that make a multi-dimensional bitterness, namely freshness. Iím drinking this at the source and am not getting the same treat I would when sampling ales at Speakeasy or Anchor. The body is dry, foaming and near soft.
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 Very hoppy without being oppressive. The malts manage to hold their own against the hops.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste like citrus and pine flavors. i enjoyed this. good aftertaste. like grapefruity try this if you get chance
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 25, 2001
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very complex aromas: wheat, tangerine, sugary malt, others I canít finger. Body is thick and creamy, yet somehow spritzy at the same time. Great citusy flavor, very different for an APA. Bitter right down the middle and back of the tongue, especially the finish. One of the best American Pale Ales Iíve had. Big thanks to íTrappist Ales Ruleí for this treat.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark color,beige head and fair lace. Nose is malt, with some citrus tones, the start malt, the middle medium, the finish quite íHoppyí and slightly dry. Excellent Pale Ale, thanks Trap.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
These guys know what they are doing. Excellent on draft
TAR (2380) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 A grand ol pale ale. Very chewy, unpasteurized. Grapefruit, citrus. Great toasted malt finish. Heavily hopped, grassy, and pungently bitter. One of the betters APAs.